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One of the keys to success in the short term rental (STR) market is understanding the comprehensive STR or vacation rental regulations of the city or town where you plan to invest. Zoning restrictions, registration, permit or licensing requirements, and taxes vary widely. Search to see how your city or town may be affected.

STR Regulations

Lynchburg, VA instituted the Good To Go rental program to regulate all non owner occupied rentals, including short term rentals or vacation rentals. Landlords/owners are expected to maintain Lynchburg rentals as habitable and Good To Go before occupancy. Effective July 1, 2021, every short-term vacation rental shall impose a 6.5% tax on the total amount paid for lodging (including service and cleaning fees) plus $1.00 per night. The lodging tax must be remitted to the City on or before the 20th of the month following the month taxes are collected. *Vrbo collects and remits this tax for you.

Zoning Restrictions

If your property falls within one of the many census tracts in Lynchburg, VA you are required to participate in the Good To Go rental program and obtain a property inspection. Please visit the City website link below to determine where your property is located.

Permit or License

If you fall within specific census tracts, you must obtain a home inspection per the Good To Go rental program. Effective July 1, 2021, every short-term vacation rental shall impose a 6.5% tax on the total amount paid for lodging (including service and cleaning fees) plus $1.00 per night. The lodging tax must be remitted to the City on or before the 20th of the month following the month taxes are collected. More details on how to partipcate can be found on the link below.

Short Term rental / Airbnb Regulations

For the most up-to-date information on short term rental regulations please click the links below to access the city website(s) and email address. Please notify us if there are any errors in the data.

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